Improvement in Horse-Powers.

Improvement in Horse-Powers.

Date: February 4, 1873
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Description: Patent for improvements made to motors that power machinery, called "horse-powers." The specific improvements made are in the arrangement of mechanical pulleys from which the motor derives power, arranged in such a way that will not significantly increase the size or cost of the machine.
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Improvement in Cultivators.

Improvement in Cultivators.

Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Hinckley, Jacob B.
Description: Patent for improvements to a cultivator "which, for convenience of operation, may be attached to the wheels or frame of any ordinary wagon or cart, or it may be operated independently of either of the above by attaching the draft animals directly to the main or principal beam to which the plow-points are connected." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Screw-cutting Die.

Screw-cutting Die.

Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Description: Patent for a screw-cutting die, including illustrations. The invention includes "a die-plate of special construction, adapted to cut either right or left hand threads" (lines 12-13).
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Nacogdoches Co

Nacogdoches Co

Date: 1905
Creator: Morris, J. W.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Nacogdoches County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, railroads, and the Old San Antonio Road. Handwritten notes have been made to the published map in red pencil to highlight San Antonio Road and Kings Highway and denote the addition of Mt. Sterling. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
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[Lake Nacogdoches Area, Texas Volunteer Fire Department Patch]

[Lake Nacogdoches Area, Texas Volunteer Fire Department Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the Lake Nacogdoches Area, Texas fire department. The shield-shaped patch has a white outer section with red edging. "Lake Nacogdoches Area Volunteer Fire Department Est. 1979" is written along this outside edge. The interior contains another shield shape that is split into three sections with yellow borders. The top left portion contains a cross, a "fire scramble," and the word "Fire." The top right contains a Star of Life and the word "EMS." The bottom section contains a simplified version of the blue, white, and red flag of Texas.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Date: July 5, 1873
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Description: Patent for an improvement of a baling press where the upright framing timbers allows any quantity of cotton to be placed in the bale and creates a uniformity of weight.
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Improvement in Rotary Cultivators and Choppers

Improvement in Rotary Cultivators and Choppers

Date: May 11, 1875
Creator: Fenley, George W.
Description: Patent for an improvement to the design of a rotary cultivator and chopper, including illustrations.
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Rivet-Set.

Rivet-Set.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Wilson, William A.
Description: Patent for an improvement in rivet-sets which having various sizes of holes and cavities for cutting and setting; it can be riveted by hand or machine. Illustration is included.
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Churn-Power.

Churn-Power.

Date: February 24, 1880
Creator: Britain, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized churn. This design "has for its object to provide a means for converting a rotary into a reciprocating movement and regulating the range of the reciprocating mechanism" (lines 15-18).
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Motor

Motor

Date: November 6, 1883
Creator: Watkins, Samuel H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design's "object is to provide a motor possessing superior advantages in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness, easy operation, and general efficiency" (lines 11-14).
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